Regional: Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 48033-002

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support and enhance road safety initiatives in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries. It builds on the work of the Asian Development Bank's TA for Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries. It will facilitate regional policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and a coordinated approach to common road safety challenges. It will also explore opportunities for standalone road safety projects in CAREC member countries that address both infrastructure and other elements of the safe system approach at scale.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Mishra, Ritu
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries (Phase 2)
Project Number 48033-002
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6591-REG: Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries (Phase 2)
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.20 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support and enhance road safety initiatives in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries. It builds on the work of the Asian Development Bank's TA for Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries. It will facilitate regional policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and a coordinated approach to common road safety challenges. It will also explore opportunities for standalone road safety projects in CAREC member countries that address both infrastructure and other elements of the safe system approach at scale.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Road crashes are a recognized problem in the CAREC region, where traffic fatality rates range from 8.7 to 18.1 per 100,000 population and the economic cost of road crashes ranges from 1%-5% of gross domestic product. Road safety was identified as an important pillar in CAREC 2030 to expand and improve trade and transport facilitation in the region. Several CAREC member countries have adopted national road safety strategies; however, they are generally under-resourced with no proper accountability. There is a need to coordinate road safety activities across the region to ensure an adequate level of safety is achieved.
Impact CAREC international road corridors made safe, efficient, and attractive for all road users
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of CAREC member countries to address key road safety issues in their respective countries strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road safety engineering capacity in road agencies improved

Cross-institutional road safety collaboration and data collection capacity improved

Intelligent road safety information systems developed and deployed

Knowledge products disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The technical assistance will hire international consultants for road safety plans, information and warning systems, and training; and national consultants for road safety plan, using individual consultant selection method.
Procurement ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Mishra, Ritu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Aug 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Nov 2020

TA 6591-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 29 Sep 2021 28,831.86

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